A 17-year-old male asked:
Has anyone gotten infected with naegleria through dirt dust? and if so how?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Too rare to know: This ameba (amoeba) lives in warm water& rarely causes disease. If infected water is inhaled through the nose, it can travel up to the olfactory bulb & cause severe symptoms that resemble bacterial meningitis. There are only to have been about 300 known cases wold-wide of infection with this ameba, with over a third of those in the United States. Some of those people had no obvious exposure risks.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2015
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